Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Eglinton

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Hugh Montgomery

Also Known As: "Hugh Montgomerie"
Death: between September 23, 1545 and October 03, 1545
probably at Eglinton, near Kilwinning, in the Cunningham division of Ayrshire, Kingdom of Scotland (Not part of the United Kingdom until 1 May 1707)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Montgomery, 2nd Lord Montgomery and Catherine Kennedy
Husband of Lady Helen Campbell, of Argyll
Father of Lady Helen Montgomery; Lady Elizabeth Montgomery; John Montgomerie, Master of Eglington; Hew Montgomery; Margaret Montgomery and 9 others
Brother of Marjory Montgomerie; Helen Montgomery; James Montgomery of Smithston; Euphemia Montgomery; John Montgomery of Bowhouse and 1 other
Half brother of Isobelle Campbell; Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun, sheriff of Ayr; Matthew Campbell and Colin Campbell

Occupation: 1st Earl of Eglinton, 3rd Lord Montgomerie
Y DNA Haplotype: J2a1
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About Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Eglinton

HUGH MONTGOMERY Earl of Eglinton

The Scots Peerage III: pp. 434-8 for the family of Hugh, Earl of Eglinton


Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, made his will at Eglinton, on 23 September 1545, died there between that date and 3 October same year. The Scots Peerage III: 435


The Scots Peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms. Volume III. (David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1906), 618 pp.

Biographical Summary

Hugh, third Lord Montgomerie (1460-1545), was created Earl of Eglinton in 1508, having previously entered upon a feud with the Earl of Glencairn, which long continued between their descendants, and occasionally broke forth in deeds of violence, such as the burning of Eglinton in 1528. Hugh, fourth earl, a youth of singular promise, had enjoyed his inheritance only ten mouths when he fell a victim to this hereditary feud. Riding from his own castle towards Stirling on 20 April 1586, he was, near the bridge of Annick, waylaid and shot by David Cunningham of Robertland and other Cunninghams, emissaries of the Earl of Glencairn.'


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Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Eglinton's Timeline

Blair, Ayrshire, , Scotland
Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
August 29, 1483
Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
Ayrshire, Palo Alto County, Iowa, United States